Monday, December 7, 2009
DYI Ornament Party: Spool Ornaments
I happen to have a box full of wooden spools that my grandmother (who also could not throw a thing away-it truly is a genetic disorder) saved for me. As a child I would play with those spools in so many ways. Mostly they were stools for my Barbies. My former kindergarten students used the wooden spools in block center. Wooden spools are worth saving.
But what to do with those plastic ones?
Voila! Christmas ornaments! The tiny trees came from a garage sale, but I am sure that Hobby Lobby or Michael's probably has them too. I bleached some of my trees to make them white and then rolled them in clear glitter to make them a little shiny. The gold "ornaments" are tiny brads used for scrapbooking. I used scrap paper, ribbon, and odds and ends to decorate the spools.
Here are two more traditional ones. See, I have even joined in on the burlap craze. (Gotta say, I don't like the smell and the neutral color just doesn't do it for me like bright colors do. Tried to love burlap, not there yet.)
I used quilting thread to make hangers. These were totally addictive!
I'm headed over to Centsational Girl to see everyone's ideas! Come along!
And you know, when I have trash... I link up to Reinvented's Trash to Treasure!